Nigerian forward Imoh Ezekiel expressed his disappointment as his club Las Palmas suffered relegation to the Spanish second division after a crushing 4-0 defeat at home to Alaves on Sunday, according to reports from Completesportsnigeria.com.
The match saw Munir El Haddadi score twice in the second half, followed by goals from Alvaro Medran and Ruben Sobrino in the dying minutes, sealing Las Palmas’ fate with four games remaining in the season.
Ezekiel, who featured for 71 minutes before being substituted, remained tight-lipped about his future with the team. “It’s disheartening to witness how we lost the game. I am at a loss for words, but time will take care of things,” Ezekiel told CSN.
He added, “In the upcoming weeks, I will carefully consider my options.” Ezekiel joined Las Palmas on a two-and-a-half-year deal after terminating his contract with Konyaspor.
Las Palmas’ relegation follows that of Malaga, which also features two Nigerian players, Brown Ideye and Isaac Success. Deportivo La Coruna currently occupy the remaining relegation spot.
The defeat against Alaves will undoubtedly be a bitter pill to swallow for Las Palmas, who have spent the past three years competing in the top tier of Spanish football. However, the club’s poor performances throughout the season have ultimately led to their demotion.
As the season draws to a close, Las Palmas will now need to regroup and consider their strategy for the future. Relegation often brings about significant changes within a club, and it remains to be seen how Las Palmas will navigate this challenging period.
Fans of the team will undoubtedly be disappointed, but they will also be hopeful that the club can bounce back stronger in the following season. The Spanish second division, known for its competitiveness, will provide Las Palmas with an opportunity to rebuild and aim for a swift return to the top flight.
For now, Las Palmas must focus on their remaining fixtures and end the season on a positive note. Relegation may be a setback, but it should serve as motivation for the team to come back stronger and reclaim their position among Spain’s elite clubs.